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February 25, 1991

Haskins reprimanded for ripping officials

Minnesota coach Clem Haskins was reprimanded yesterday by his athletic director for a tirade against three referees after No. 2 Ohio State's defeat of the Gophers Saturday.

"Coach Haskins' remarks were contrary to the rules of sportsmanlike conduct in the Big Ten and are inexcusable," Minnesota athletic director Rick Bay said. "Public criticism of officials cannot be tolerated, and any repeat offenses will result in a minimum penalty of a one-game suspension."

On Saturday, Haskins said of the officials, "Those three guys today were a disgrace to basketball in the Big Ten."

* Acie Earl, Iowa's leading scorer and rebounder and the Big Ten's top shot blocker, has been charged with simple assault, Iowa City police said. Earl was charged about mid-morning after an altercation with a former girlfriend Saturday night in the parking lot of his residence.

Tennis

Stefan Edberg won his first title of the year and bolstered his No. 1 world ranking with a four-set victory over fellow Swede Jonas Svensson in the Eurocard Classics tournament in Stuttgart, Germany.

Edberg won, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, breaking Svensson's serve three times, as took the first set in less than 30 minutes. Edberg had trouble with his serve in the second and almost dropped the third set when Svensson led, 5-4. But Edberg broke for 5-5 and the match turned in his favor.

* Ivan Lendl used precision ground strokes and a strong serve to knock off defending champion Michael Stich, 7-5, 6-3, in the Volvo Indoor final in Memphis, Tenn. The victory was the second in two weeks for Lendl, a winner at Philadelphia last week, and the 90th tournament title of his career. Lendl is 4-0 against Stich.

* Top seed Jana Novotna won her fifth career singles championship by defeating No. 5 seed Anne Smith, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, at the $150,000 Virginia Slims of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Track and field

Ben Johnson was fast, but just not fast enough, as he finished second to Joel Isassi of Cuba in the 60-meter -- at an indoor meet in Karlsruhe, Germany. Both were clocked in 6.54 seconds. Officials gave Isassi first place after studying photos of the race. The time is Johnson's best since coming off a two-year suspension for use of performance-enhancing drugs that cost him his Olympic gold medal and world record for 100 meters.

* Navy had three seniors win individual championships, and the team finished fourth in the Heptagonals Games Association men's championships at Cornell. The Navy women were ninth in the 10-team field. Dartmouth (men) and Cornell (women) won the team titles.

Rob Sehnert won the shot put for the third time in four years with a throw of 58 feet, 3 1/4 inches. Anthony Terrell placed first in the triple jump for the third time in four years, 50-8 1/4 , and Matt Howard won the 35-pound weight throw with a National Collegiate Athletic Association-qualifying mark of 64-8. Senior Marti Shue led the Navy women, placing third in the 3000-meter run in 9:50.50, and second in the 5,000 with a school-record time of 17:24.82.

Football

New York Giants tight end Mark Bavaro will undergo surgery tomorrow on the same knee on which he had an operation 10 months ago. Bavaro, 27, a former All-Pro who has started in two Super Bowls, will undergo a procedure to replace bone in his left knee, where two ligaments were reconstructed last year.

Two former University of Maryland defensive backs were selected in the World League of American Football draft -- Chad Sydnor by the Raleigh, N.C., team, and Irvin Smith by London. Former Terps linebacker Matt D'Amico was picked by Barcelona, Spain.

Indoor lacrosse

Paul Gait scored five goals and had two assists to lead the Detroit Turbos to a 22-14 victory over the Baltimore Thunder before a crowd of 8,367 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Saturday night. Pat Welsh and John Nostrant scored four goals apiece for the Thunder.

Detroit led, 8-5, at halftime, and outscored the Thunder, 9-3, in the third quarter to take a 17-8 lead.

College swimming

North Carolina ran away with the Atlantic Coast Conference men's swimming and diving championships at Chapel Hill, N.C., scoring the most points of any team since the event began in 1954. The Tar Heels won their third league title in the last four years and 11th overall. Their 852 points outdistanced North Carolina State with 596.5. Maryland finished fifth at 437, Duke was sixth at 263 and Georgia Tech seventh at 125. Maryland's Mike Noonan was named most valuable diverafter winning the 1- and 3-meter titles.

Boxing

Carlos Elliott was hospitalized yesterday with a concussion and double jaw fracture after a world championship bout Saturday against Gilbert Dele of France in Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Elliott, an American who lives and trains in Japan, suffered the injuries during a fight that ended when he was knocked out in the seventh round by Dele. The fight was for the vacant World Boxing Association junior middleweight title.

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